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For Immediate Release: September 18, 2008
3:00 p.m.

CON EDISON SENDS CREWS TO PENNSYLVANIA TO ASSIST WITH STORM REPAIRS

NEW YORK -- Consolidated Edison, Inc. (Con Edison) [NYSE: ED] today is sending 67 people to Zelienople, Pa. to help restore power to residents affected by Sunday’s massive wind storm caused by remnants of Hurricane Ike. 

The wind storm interrupted electric service to approximately 1 million customers of FirstEnergy Corp’s Ohio and Pennsylvania utility companies.  Con Edison crews will be assisting its subsidiary, Pennsylvania Power. 

The Con Edison employees arrived early this afternoon.  The group is made up of 49 line workers and 18 other workers who will assist with operations, logistics and transportation.  The employees are traveling from Rochester, N.Y. where they helped restore power to Energy East customers affected by the same wind storms. 

Con Edison is sending crews from its regulated utilities, Con Edison of New York, Inc. and Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc.

 

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